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9 September 2018

Commentary: Group opposes Thailand joining trade agreement that is adverse to women & subsistence farmers

Author: Suluck Lamubol, Asia Times

"Women's group opposes Thailand joining CPTPP", 5 September 2018...

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15 August 2018
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Afectados por la contaminación y derrame de una mina en el Río Sonora, señalan que ni el gobierno, ni Grupo México han cumplido con las promesas y compromisos para reparar el daño tanto a la salud de los vecinos, como al medio ambiente y a las...

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26 July 2018

Civil society orgs. argue Asia-Pacific trade agreement likely to have adverse impact on labour rights, access to medicines, food & healthcare, if ratified

Author: Pavan Kulkarni, News Click (India)

"Organizations oppose Secretive Negotiations Around RCEP Trade Agreement", 20 Jul 2018...

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15 May 2018
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"...记者近日在有“药都”之称的安徽亳州采访发现,中药材流通领域...存在掺假卖假现象...市场内,覆盆子的价格从10块/公斤到200块/公斤,最高相差近20倍。市场里的药商告诉记者,要想降低成本,就要往每公斤200多块钱的覆盆子里掺上每公斤四五十块钱甚至几块钱的次品和假货...记者在市场上见到的便宜货,经过辨认都是山莓和树莓,根本不是药材...记者了解到,市场里这种药商所说的药沫子,也就是覆盆子、山莓和树莓筛出来的渣滓,这些枝梗废料销量很大,常常卖断货,而药效几乎可以说没法保证..."

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17 April 2018
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El debate sobre el derecho de las mujeres a interrumpir los embarazos está en el centro de la preocupación de las organizaciones sociales, de mujeres y de derechos humanos, habida cuenta de la alta tasa de mortalidad materna por esta causa.  Un...

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17 April 2018
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Am 2. April veröffentlichte die TagesWoche einen Artikel anlässlich der Beförderung von Novartis Ethik-Chefin Shannon Klinger in die Geschäftsleitung des Unternehmens. Der Artikel äußert zudem Bedenken über die Patentpolitik und Zugang zu Medikamenten,...

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17 April 2018

Novartis responds to concerns raised about the social & environmental impacts of its business practices

On 2 April, the German-Swiss newspaper TagesWoche published an article about Novartis' decision to name Shannon Klinger chief of ethics and compliance and elevate the function to be part of the executive board following concerns raised about its...

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Company response
16 April 2018

Response by Novartis

Author: Novartis

At Novartis, corporate responsibility (CR) is central to how we run our business. Our CR strategy supports our company mission to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of...

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Article
15 April 2018

China: Doctor arrested for describing Chinese medicinal tonic that was banned for false advertising as ‘poison’

Author: Louise Moon, South China Morning Post

A Chinese doctor [Tan Qindong] is under investigation for describing as “poison” a “medicinal liquor” that has repeatedly been banned over false claims about its health benefits…after receiving a complaint from the Hongmao Wine company, Beijing Youth...

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19 March 2018
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Author: Prensa Libre (Guatemala)

“Heridas de pacientes se abren por hilos para sutura defectuosos; Salud retira medicamento”, 16 de marzo de 2018...

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